Hi everyone! I'm back from my blogging brake!
I organized my fabric closet and found I had tons more room than I ever thought.
I made two pairs of jeans, one which is listed in my etsy store.
I got new thread!
Yes I am a dork that would totally get excited about new thread.
I've been working on my dancing and been going out weekly to practice, I rooted through my closet looking through my clothes to see which ones are going to stay and which ones are going to go, and I did some non vintage stuff like character designs and learning some computer programs. I am well on my way to completing another of my New Years goals.
I wasn't the only one who took a brake. Our dear lovely The Lady decided to go on a cruise, a vintage cartoons singles cruise (don't judge). She had a marvelous time and was apparently quite the celebrity. Was even asked for an autograph or two, at least that's what she tells me.
As you can see on her little adventure she met herself a Fella. Quite a tall drink of water, isn't he? He's totally smitten, very cordial, Southern, and very good to The Lady. He's also a huge D&D nerd, but she's willing to look past that. She keeps saying I'll like him, but I don't know. It will take more than a pretty face and excellent taste in clothing to win me over.
And that's when the idea came.
There are tons of blogs out there for men, even a few for vintage men, but I'm a gal, and I figured in my own humble little way I could contribute to that pool of knowledge. So I'm dedicating this month to the fairer sex.
I've got tons of stuff planned for you, fellas. Lots and LOTS of images of some of the most amazing clothing. Get ready to be blown away by Catalog Sundays. I've also got a few sewing projects lined up. I'll be making a pair of mens boxers from my 40s reproduction pattern,
A 30s tailored shirt,
and a treat for me actually, I'm copying an amazing British WWI cap for a friend of mine.
Also, to help me in this journey, I've asked a couple of my vintage man friends to do some guest contributions. It should be fun hearing what they have to say. But it all wouldn't be complete unless we had some proper behavior modification to go with out vintage transformation, er...experience. I'll be posting excerpts from my 1938 manners handbook, 'Manners for Moderns'.
Plus some man related odds and ends as the month progresses.
Oh man! Thats a lot. See what I do for you, fellas! Actually you should thank 'The Lady'. She can be quite the nag, um...persistant, when it comes to getting what she wants. So tell a friend, and stay tuned for a testosterone filled twenty-seven days.
And with that I will leave you with The Lady's favorite song.
Take us home, Miss Simone!